Chapter 8: State Indicators

Elementary and Secondary Education

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Table 8-6

Eighth grade mathematics proficiency, by state: 1996, 2000, and 2003

(Percent)

 
State 1996a 2000a 2000 2003
 
National average 23 26 25 27
Alabama 12 16 16 16
Alaska 30 NA NA 30
Arizona 18 21 20 21
Arkansas 13 14 13 19
California 17 18 17 22
Colorado 25 NA NA 34
Connecticut 31 34 33 35
Delaware 19 NA NA 26
District of Columbia 5 6 6 6
Florida 17 NA NA 23
Georgia 16 19 19 22
Hawaii 16 16 16 17
Idaho NA 27 26 28
Illinois NA 27 26 29
Indiana 24 31 29 31
Iowa 31 NA NA 33
Kansas NA 34 34 34
Kentucky 16 21 20 24
Louisiana 7 12 11 17
Maine 31 32 30 29
Maryland 24 29 27 30
Massachusetts 28 32 30 38
Michigan 28 28 28 28
Minnesota 34 40 39 44
Mississippi 7 8 9 12
Missouri 22 22 21 28
Montana 32 37 36 35
Nebraska 31 31 30 32
Nevada NA 20 18 20
New Hampshire NA NA NA 35
New Jersey NA NA NA 33
New Mexico 14 13 12 15
New York 22 26 24 32
North Carolina 20 30 27 32
North Dakota 33 31 30 36
Ohio NA 31 30 30
Oklahoma NA 19 18 20
Oregon 26 32 31 32
Pennsylvania NA NA NA 30
Rhode Island 20 24 22 24
South Carolina 14 18 17 26
South Dakota NA NA NA 35
Tennessee 15 17 16 21
Texas 21 24 24 25
Utah 24 26 25 31
Vermont 27 32 31 35
Virginia 21 26 25 31
Washington 26 NA NA 32
West Virginia 14 18 17 20
Wisconsin 32 NA NA 35
Wyoming 22 25 23 32
 

NA = not available (did not meet minimum participation guidelines)

aAccommodations not permitted.

NOTES: National average is reported value in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reports. NAEP grade 8 mathematics scores are for public schools only. Comparative performance results may be affected by changes in exclusion rates for students with disabilities and limited English proficiency students in NAEP samples. In addition to allowing for accommodations, accommodations-permitted results for national public schools (2000 and 2003) differ slightly from previous years' results and from previously reported results for 2000 because of changes in sample weighting procedures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress, various years.

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